Jim Hinton

Jim Hinton

IAC co-founder
Own Innovation

James Hinton is the founder of Own Innovation and a proud supporter of Canadian technology companies. In addition to being an IP lawyer, he is both a patent and trademark agent before the Canadian IP Office and works directly for Canadian companies with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

He is also a fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, where he studies IP and innovation policy. Jim also has a background in mechanical engineering, a Bachelor of Engineering from McMaster University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. Jim is an assistant professor at Western University where he teaches engineers all about IP. Finally, he works closely with the Council of Canadian Innovators on Canada’s Innovation initiatives and Canada’s national IP strategy.